Helping Bucks' mature drivers to keep driving safely for longer

The number of over-70s holding a driving licence exceeded five million for the first time in 2018 and there are now over 200 centenarians still driving.

Driving is an important part of life for many residents of Buckinghamshire, enabling independence, especially for those living in rural areas - but as we age, driving can become more stressful.

That’s why, throughout October, Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) is promoting safety awareness for older drivers.

To support mature drivers and their families, TfB has developed an online e-learning module. The module contains all the information you need to retain independence and continue driving safely for as long as possible.

The module covers:

Fitness to drive – recognising how changes to eyesight and age related conditions may affect your driving
Ability - recognise if and how your driving is changing
Medication – the law relating to drugs and medication
Improving your skills – developing your hazard perception skills
Vehicle - choosing a car and knowing what vehicle adaptations are available
Licencing - information about licencing and DVLA rules and procedures
Driving assessments – which can restore confidence and offer reassurance to families of older drivers

The module can be accessed at www.buckscc.gov.uk/olderdrivers

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